Language stays
Intensive French course for university students of French.

Discovery Stay of Paris with a guide, history and culture courses, théâtre, café théâtre and cinema.

Paris - Stage Cavilam-Alliance Française

29 December 2020 - 28 January 2021

A 10-day stay of cultural discovery in Paris, followed by 3 weeks of intensive courses at the CAVILAM - Alliance Française with a host family stay.




Art and Literature


30 days / 29 nights stay in France from : 

3 590€ / Person

Included :

  • Half board in a youth hostel in Paris
  • Stay with a host family in Vichy
  • Courses at Cavilam – Alliance Française
  • All transport in France
  • Guided tours
  • Booking of visited sites
  • Documentation on the stay

Not included :

  • One meal per day
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Travel to and from France

DAY 1 –  Tuesday 29 December

  •  Arrival and settling in

DAY 2  –  Wednesday 30 December

  • Welcome and presentation of the programme
  • The History of Paris from the Romans to the XVIIth century
  • Welcome lunch
  • Guided visit of the Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie

DAY 3  –  Thursday 31 December

  • Presentation of the French Impressionnist School of painting
  • Presentation of the films to be seen
  • Oral presentation of newspaper article by students
  • Visit of Saint-Denis Basilica
  • Evening Cinema

DAY 4  –  Friday 1st January 2021

  • The History of Paris and Versailles from the 17th nowadays
  • Preparation of the play to be seen at Theatre
  • Oral presentation of newspaper articles by students
  • Guided visit of Musée d’Orsay
  • Evening Theatre

DAY 5 – Saturday 2 January

  • Guided Visit of the Louvre Museum and the gardens of Palais Royal
  • Own choice of afternoon visits
  • Cruise on the  Seine river

DAY 6  –  Sunday 3 January

  • Guided visit of one of the most important street markets in Paris
  • Travel to Vichy
  • Welcome by Cavilam Team and Families :19 nights with your host family

DAY 6  / DAY  25 –  Sunday 3 January – Friday 22 January

  • Programme organized by the Cavilam, involving general group sessions in the morning and workshops each afternoon:
  • 72 language sessions of 45 mn each
  • Social activities organized every evening
  • Excursions on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays (NB you will be given tickets for the excursions and be free to choose when there is a list)
  • Sporting activities are also arranged as announced by the Cavilam
  • Rest of time with host families

DAY 25 – Friday 22 January

  • Return to Paris by TGV train after class

DAY 26 –  Saturday 23 January 

  • Oral presentation of your experience at the Cavilam-Alliance Française
  • Presentation of the French political system
  • Preparation of a Café-theâtre play to be seen
  • Guided visit of the Château de Versailles and its gardens
  • Evening : Café-théâtre

DAY 27 – Sunday 24 January

  • Presentation of the architectural face of Paris
  • Presentation of new films
  • Own choice of afternoon visits
  • Evening Cinema

DAY 28  –  Monday 25 January

    • Exceptional visit of the Palais du Luxembourg or Assemblée Nationale
    • Guided visit of Montmartre

DAY 29  –  Tuesday 26 January

  • Morning assessment session – individual presentation
  • Farewell lunch in a remarkable restaurant.
  • Free from 15h30.
  • Free to leave late-afternoon but accomodation reserved and paid for until Wednesday morning

DAY 30  – Wednesday 27 January

  • Departure

Both parts of this “stage” will include all-day intensive language practise and cultural activities, the two being closely inter-related.

Each morning session will include a preparation for the day’s activities, feedback and discussion on the previous day’s activities. Each day, a different theme is treated – for example : Medieval and Renaissance Paris, French Impressionist Painting, the national press, current French politics…
Each student will be asked to study one of the major national daily newspapers and present one of the articles of their choice to the group for discussion.

At the CAVILAM – Alliance Française, you will have :

  • Intensive French language courses (72 language lessons of 45 minutes each)
  • Afternoon workshops
  • Evening cultural activities
  • Weekend outings
  • Family-stay accommodation (which will enable students to practise their French)

On the first day, you will have a series of placement tests to ensure you are placed in a group appropriate to your level. Then follow 18 days of intensive formal language classes, (26 classes and workshops each week).

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